1 Aug 2020

Quality Control Manager at Kenya Pipeline Company

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Responsibilities

  • Ensure availability of resources to implement and maintain the quality system including ISO/EI 17025
  • Ensure laboratory equipment calibration or verification programs are implemented by authorized personnel.
  • Reviews policies and procedures to determine the need for new procedures or modification of procedures.
  • Ensures that equipment and reagents procured meet the requirements of the test methods.
  • Verifies adequacy, approves, and maintains Quality Management System documents.
  • Ensures that management review meetings are held as per plan
  • Ensures customer complaints are resolved and customer feedback surveys are periodically carried out.
  • Reviews, approves and ensures corrective action plans for non-conforming tests is implemented and monitored
  • Identifies and documents the required education, experience, and professional credentials for each position in the laboratory.
  • Ensures that test methods are verified and uncertainty of measurement for all methods is determined.
  • Facilitates budgetary provision for the section on test equipment and associated accessories and spares
  • Coordinating with other departments to achieve overall objectives of the Company.
  • Developing prudent departmental policies consistent with Company rules and regulations.
  • Provide technical leadership to Quality Control teams to enable them develop, implement, and evaluate strategic management plans and budgets aimed at improving performance standards and organizational effectiveness.
  • Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement, and ISO/EI 17025.
  • Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process improvement programmes as well as undertake special investigations aimed at improving organizational effectiveness.
  • Review incidents of violations product quality infractions as well as handle employee disputes and take appropriate action in line with approved policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Conduct training needs assessment, design, and implement training programmes aimed at equipping staff with appropriate job competencies in order to improve the design and delivery of high quality services.
  • Plan, monitor, and evaluate the performance of staff against set targets and objectives and implementing development action plans aimed at building the capacity of individuals.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or any related field from a recognized University
  • Minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience five (5) of which should be at senior management level.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body.
  • Fulfilling the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.
  • Demonstrated competence in work performance and results
  • Leadership Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks.
  • Proficiency in computer applications

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of KPC requirements including broad knowledge of international trends in petroleum and environmental testing
  • Strong well developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills including ability to prepare relevant reports.
  • Flexibility and responsiveness in handling and determining Quality Control issues, sound analytical skills and the ability to identify with precision the critical factors of a problem in an impartial and objective way.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal patiently and sympathetically with people from diverse backgrounds and to develop practical solutions to problems.
  • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in product testing through continuing professional development.
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, MS Project, Power Point, and Outlook express including SAP.
  • Demonstrate technical expertise in risk management, assurance the quality of test results.
  • Ability to deliver KPC’s articulated vision for change, create a sense of urgency around change and motivates staff to join change efforts.
  • Ability to establish flexible teams of quality control staff in an environment conducive to continuous learning, creativity, and innovation.
  • Ability to empower staff through coaching and counselling by emphasizing accountability and results oriented management rather than direct supervision.
  • Ability to coach and empower staff to adhere to ethics in testing in the laboratory.


      Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Closing Date : 11 August, 2020






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